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Dr. James Ellis
Board Certified, Urology
54 years in practice
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I got a yeast infection on tuesday and took the treatment. Would I be okay to have sex now?

Dr. James Ellis
Board Certified, Urology
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If no sx or discharg: The medication should be completed and you should have no symptoms or discharge. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

comfortable & tx'ed: Until you are no longer uncomfortable. If you have red, irritated, burning tissues - this would not make sex very pleasurable. It is also important to complete the course of treatment to avoid infecting your partner. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
19 years in practice
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Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Dr. Wendy Askew
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
19 years in practice
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Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Sure: If you were having pain in the vagina it may still be uncomfortable; if you used a vaginal cream preparation it may be messy, but nothing - other than if you feel ready - to stop you from having sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Jaramillo
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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I finished a yeast infection cream treatment last night and was wondering if it was okay to have sex with a condom. I read that some creams can make the condom tear. I have no more symptoms.

Dr. Jason Jaramillo
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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Yes: You should be fine using a condom if you've already finished the treatment. The cream is absorbed within a few hours after application. Obviously, if you experience any discomfort hold off until you are 100% better. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
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How soon can I have sex after taking Monistat-7 for a yeast infection? All symptoms are already gone and the treatment is almost done

Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
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How soon can I have sex after taking Monistat-7 for a yeast infection? All symptoms are already gone and the treatment is almost done

No need to delay: There is no need to wait unless sex is uncomfortable. While using the 7 day treatment it is best to insert the daily dose after intercourse rather than before it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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I treated a yeast infection with an over counter treatment Friday and tried to have sex tonight which stung and now my inner lips are swollen. Normal?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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I treated a yeast infection with an over counter treatment Friday and tried to have sex tonight which stung and now my inner lips are swollen. Normal?

Yeast infection: No not normal. The infection persists and has caused a painful inflammation of the tissues You need to continue treatment until the infection has cleared. You may need to seak professional advice from a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Can i still have sex with a condom while getting treated for a vaginal yeast infection one day treatment?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Can i still have sex with a condom while getting treated for a vaginal yeast infection one day treatment?

Sure: Sex will not compromise your treatment - but many women find sex painful when they do have a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
22 years in practice
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I finished the canesten 6 day vaginal tablet treatment for yeast infection. Recently married and 6 weeks pregnant. Tried to have sex but was burning ?

Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
22 years in practice
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Need and exam...: If you are having burning with intercourse and this persists even after treating for yeast, you need an exam by a gynecologist to determine the cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse ?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse ?

I recommend: Completing your course of treatment and waiting until you are no longer red, itching and in pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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After treatment yeast infection i had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding.Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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Pain during sex: Let's talk about non-medical causes. Was it rougher type sex you had or was your partner not gentle enough? Could your partner's member been too large for you? It's not just infection that could have caused the pain and bleeding, you know. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Candida vulvovaginitis is a yeast infection of the vulva and/or vagina. Symptoms can include itching, redness, and a ...Read more


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